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rightguard
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How

Postby rightguard » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:11 am

How do you make a board this way? http://www.alkita.fr/?page_id=250

What kind of foam, inserts, glass, resin... ?

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Re: How

Postby BWD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:40 am

How?
templates, planers, sanders, epoxy, glass, regular old inserts or make your own,
bam, like that that's how!
Seriously, looks like it is shaped from a blank of foam like a surfboard.
The rest looks like normal, more or less.
I bet they ride well, but harder to make than a wakeboard/snowboard style TT, more thought and skill going into achieving the shape.

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Re: How

Postby rightguard » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:51 am

You think it's just regular surfboard foam? No stringer? Where can you buy inserts?

Thanks

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Re: How

Postby BWD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:33 am

inserts? Amazon, google, etc. Usually .50 each or so, through the mail.
6mm usually is plenty good enough, kind of standard for kiting footstrap kits
Sorry I said surfboard foam before, looking at the pictures from the website closer, it seems to be airex foam instead, more used in $$$boats and airplanes than surfboards.
It's a strong, high quality expensive foam. No need for a stringer I think!
You might find some in a boat yard that works on megayachts or serious racing sailboats.
I have never tried to use it.
Corecell, divinycell, surfboard foam, 3# EPS, maybe 2# eps could work. Usually easier to buy too.
I would guess these boards would need 18-24oz glass top and bottom, like a regular TT...

I would stick with the regular fins though instead of glass-ons, easier to change it up, travel etc.

Show the result if you make something like that, it would be cool!


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